This series documents Barack Obama’s supporters on election day 2008 at poling places throughout the Los Angeles neighborhood synonymous with racial tension in America. The series was shot on-assignment for Newsweek, appeared in national and international editions of the magazine, and was honored in 2008’s Photo District News Photography Annual.
Sandra Morgan and her son Robert Morgan after voting at the Greater New Jerusalem Church.
Leroy Williams waits to cast his vote early on election day at the Greater New Jerusalem Church.
Ted Jackson after casting his ballot at Greater New Jerusalem Church
Willie Solomon after voting in Greater New Jerusalem Church.
Activist Cynthia Mendenhall, also known as Sista Soulja, called residents of the Imperial Courts to the polling place setup in the housing project’s gym.
James Johnston, age 93, has voted in every election since he turned 18-years-old.
Poll worker Susan Thanarse at the Pitts Community Center.
Henry Redd stands outside the original home of the Mafundi Institute, an icon of Watts’ post-riot cultural renaissance
Monra Jordan and Elois Lamar after voting at George Washington Carver Park.
Shawn Hill outside the polling place in the computer lab in George Washington Carver Park.
Frederick Sennie, age 19, after voting in his first general election at George Washington Carver Park.
Quixotes T. Kesser and Althea Garrett after voting at the Watts Towers Arts Center.
Kevin L. Brown Jr. & Shamika Beime and Kia Shabazz outside 116th St. Elementary School.